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A Volunteer by Heart: We need more volunteers like Rita to cope this crisis

Ms. Rita Chauhan (wearing red) coordinating with local government for relief distribution. Rita Chauhan (25), mother of two lives in Masina of Rupandehi district. Due to the global pandemic, her daily wage work is at halt. However, she is involved in community service coordinating with local government. Rita is affiliated with Caritas Nepal from 2017…

May 26, 2020
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A broken leg and a lost business

Forty-year-old Gauri Sankar Gaund’s life changed dramatically when a tornado swept over Bara district. Not only his business but also his physical health was taken away from him by it, which left him exposed to dark days for a long time. Almost a year later, the aftermath of the storm is still noticeable, but with…

April 6, 2020
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A single mother, a tornado and a cosmetic business

Being a single mother is difficult in all circumstances, but especially for women who are in the lower income range and who also have to bear the burden of natural disasters. 45-year-old Danmati Devi Yadav from Telgai village, mother of three daughters, is exposed to both: Several times in her life she had to push…

March 30, 2020
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Community partners share their experience about Nepal’s first recorded tornado

“The sound,” Dukhiram Mahara Chamaar begins to tell. “I’ll never forget that sound. A humming sound that was followed by a lot of suffering.” “At first it sounded like a firestorm. It was already evening and we came outside to see where the terrible noise was coming from. It was a storm and it also…

March 23, 2020
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Thinking outside the box – working hard for the next generation

Goma Chepang and her aunt Santkumari Chepang both live in the village of Rakshirang, in Chitwan district. They always followed the traditions and practices of their ancestors only and therefore remained silent for most of their lives, blindly following their husband’s wishes and demands and taking no action to enable a better life for their…

March 16, 2020
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A strong community needs resilient houses

As he looks up at the walls of the newly built house, he smiles. He gently runs his fingers over the cemented belt, which makes it resistant to earthquakes, a gesture of gratitude and satisfaction. Sanu Chepang has worked all his life on construction sites, but for the first time he can now be sure…

March 9, 2020
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